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of bipartisan consensus here at home. united states and russia accounts for the vast majority of the world's nuclear weapons with roughly 15,000 total warheads in the strategic-non- strategic basket. bilateral relations between the united states and russia are not what they have been in the most recent past. neither the united states nor russia faces issues were it requires them to be armed to the teeth were the effectiveness of each country's stock pile was proved to be prohibitively expensive. perhaps in past times, when the united states and russia targeted each other, the investment in maintaining the effectiveness of the stockpile was easily justified. discussion on the resize and content of the arsenal has been traditionally thought of in terms of threats, the size of the competing arsenal, geopolitical tensions, nato alliance security, etc. historically come a little consideration was given to funding the stockpile complex as there were general bipartisan and bicameral agreement in the intrinsic value of the nuclear arsenal strategically and as a deterrent. now, however, in the thir
for power. the arabian, steering with great power sponsorship from russia and china in the sunni increasing phalluses part of the region which will maintain some sort of alliance with united case, but not one that will be able to direct as we have up to 2008. so this could turn into some name, a really ugly very rapidly. >> that's only if you think 80,000 people dead is not ugly. yes, sir. adding a mac >> foreign-policy and especially security systems. this is another area where congress really has a role to play. the administration is basically decided that mohamed morsi at egypt is the new mubarak. the guy in the seat we will now help. it's completely indifferent to what our aid program should look like and what the desired outcome and egypt should be. the only thing they appear to be interested in is the continuation of the israeli egyptian camp david accords, which are obviously of great interest, but not really the only thing they should animate us and we talk about the largest country in the middle east. when i thought we were delivering fighter jets to the egyptian military, i just a
relationship changed and evolved with russia during the obama administration? what are the positives and negatives? guest: i think what has happened with russia, putin, who is the leader of russia, who came from the k.g.b., who came from the old soviet union, in my estimation is going back to his bad old ways. there was great hope for democracy in russia and nominally there are still elections and there's democracy but putin has consolidated power and has made it very difficult for democrats in russia to be able to have democratic government. and that's the big worry. and of course when you look at what russia has done and what china has done in the united nations, they have wielded their veto power and made it difficult for us to slap sanctions on iran, to help prevent iran from having a nuclear weapon. they have not been good players. and so i've seen russian democracy slide backwards. as long as putin is there, and it's really a shame because i think the russian people really want democracy. and i think putin is trying to be like the old communist leaders that we all remember, khr
with a decision made by russia to impose a ban as a result of the use here of wrecked help a mean -- of a chemical. it is not scientifically based, and is contrary to international law. the trade office and our office have stated clearly it is our expectation that russia will reverse that decision. that is another risk to the livestock industry that is man- made. fortunately, we got some good news yesterday, as a scientific commission from oie, has indicated that the u.s. can now be considered a low risk nation for bse. that will further be confirmed this summer. we got further good news with opening of markets, particularly for our beef. last month, we talked about the opportunity japan is now finding for a wider market in japan, which is good news. we have seen korea, and the opportunity that presents. we have seen mexico reduce its restrictions. hong kong will join that list, by taking boned beef project -- products of any age, and bone -- in beef -- bone-in beef of less than 30 months. but these barriers still exist. which is why it is necessary when you have the resources an
drawing some lines if we have any hope of dealing with countries like russia and china on this subject. that discussion has not really started. >> thank you. i want to raise another topic. half of my time is spent in academia and one of the favorites things for the provost and others to talk about is interdisciplinary research. everyone loves it and supports it. in practice, no one really wants to do it. i wonder if there's an analogy for joint operations of the military? i think they are viewed as a wave of the future and many successful operations of joint collaboration across services. the question i have as a total outsider is, is there a way for joint operations or joint planning to participate in the drawdown, for the budget? >> sure. i think one of the things that has happened, particularly as you talk about jointness is the creation of large and joint headquarters. if you look at the service personnel allocations, they are sized for the services. they're not sized for the growth and the number of joint headquarters that are taking place. so the services are providing people to
with a distinguished record, including service in the middle east but also did major global power like russia and india, who are playing very interesting roles in the evolving to thomas e. over iran. welcome. and along with time we have our own kenneth pollack, senior fellow in the center, and ken is finishing a book right now on the challenge of iran, which you will be able to look for in books first later this year. we're happy to have ken with us to provide comments on this topic as well. what we will do is we will have a bit of a conversation up here, and then we will open it up for questions from before. -- from the four. why don't we jumped right in with some of these recent developments. there is not a date set for the next round of international negotiations to be held in a distinguished diplomatic capital. one wonders if that quieter location will allow distance from the glare of the cameras. do you expend much progress -- what you expect from these long- awaited talked? >> that you very much. it is a pleasure to be here. i cannot think of a more bountiful crop to bring in out of the rain, for
flight, whatever it may be. one thing we could do less of for iran but may be more for russia, which seems to be at least aware of the fact that they -- assaad, might have a short half-life is to move over the other side of the fence with brahimi. on our side, this is not a popular view, but to join in with preconditions to negotiations and drop them all, there's no good negotiation, in my view, that starts with the other side requiring it to give up as a consequence. that is not realistic. i do not know why we jump on that? it may have been seen as the one element necessary to keep the syrian obligation together what we tried to move in the other direction, but now that he has made his point of view, we have something of an open door. i would verily like to see, and i do not think the iranians would support it come about the humanitarian cease-fire based on the commitments in negotiations. i also have my own doubts as to whether a transitional government makes so much sense and whether we ought not to arrive to elections. the syrian election commission and the u.n. commission electi
, this is a good opportunity to unite with who should be our strongest ally, which is russia. >> the president heads to the white house this afternoon -- secretary kerry had so the white house this afternoon. he will be traveling to egypt, saudi arabia, the u.k., germany, france, italy kelli turkey, and the united arab emirates. caller: talking about congress and the sequester, that was a some symbols idea. obama wanted that idea to go forward. and now he is trying to blame congress. congress did not come up with the sequestered. it was the obama plan from the beginning. of course now we see obama and the democrats talking about congress. it was a some symbols obama idea. >> it is a little off topic, i will let you go, but the sequester is set to happen next friday, march 1. the pentagon is addressing that next friday and there will be a news conference coming up at 1:00 p.m. eastern to talk about pentagon plans on c-span 2 at 1:00. gail is on the democrat line. what did you think of the secretary's speech? >> i thought that his speech was excellent. i am really grateful for the secretary and
.s. it provides an overview and analysis of programs of china, singapore, russia, india, japan and brazil. finally, i would like to comment that in a lot of these discussions, and ranking member johnson really headed me off at the pass because she clearly understands it very well, there is a lot of confusion of terminology, basic research, applied research and so forth. and i'd like to use, with the chairman's permission, just a little bit of time to give you a perspective on this. basic research is the search for knowledge by scientifics -- scientists of the natural world and how it works. applied research often conducted by engineers suggests taking that knowledge, scientific knowledge, and conducting further investigations to forge it into a useful application. development moves the actual design to a mockup of a real product. so basic research gave us the electron and the structure of nadarkhani, applied research gave us high-strength steel and the original internet, development allows us to produce and market a new aircraft or a new computer system. but things are changing. today much of what
number two in st. petersburg, russia. rachmaninoff was a technical pianist. history records he rarely missed a note despite the enormous complexity of his compositions. but you chose to use your hands to orchestrate other kinds of efforts. you worked both ends of pennsylvania avenue. you and sylvia advocated for the purity of public service. then the nation called again and you answered again. so for the past four years you have led those in the intelligence and defense communities, those trusted with protecting our nation and our families. you have led the fight for the proper amount of resources. you balanced the threat of external attack with the threat of internal insolvency. you once said diversity in america is as old as this nation itself. you did more than just speak about it. you took action. you have insured our forces will be able to draw upon the very best this nation has to offer. you have overseen the fielding of new capabilities to meet the threats of tomorrow, and you have demonstrated that steadfast commitment to families and troops wherever they are in the world. you
according to the reasons you have are ticketed for doing so. we do recognize russia are articulated for doing it. -- then we see it is being done correctly according to the reasons you have articulated for doing so. we do recognize there are intangibles. please articulate why. in response to the other questions, i should just say, yes. we agree. we're looking at some of the planning. and i agree with you. we are having a problem finding out what kind of planning is going on. if anything, this speech is to go people into -- we hope your doing the planning and we hope you keep these seven questions in mind. i was just in afghanistan asking whether they were planning. can you show is the plans? we have not seen them. we assume they are there. we have been told they are. we have not demanded them. each one of my assistant ig's is looking at the dot process. -- the dod process. it will be looking at the impact overall to read instruction. is the planning good? i do not know. that is far want to highlight one particular problem that i had. i have seen this for years with sam nunn, not sur
being the owner of a tv network. in america the grandson of poor immigrants who fled the czarrist russia come here and that grandson became the majority leader of our house of representatives. that's what this country is about. you know, in kitty hawk, north carolina, who bicycle job me cannists gave mankind the gift of flight. the wright brothers flew only 22 feet at that time, 18 feet in the air, but they performed a miracle. . which health care plan can you afford so you can see your doctors? will your children make it through the nights of homework and graduate from school and if so get into a college and then are you going to be able to afford it? what about careers? these are all real-life concerns. this is what keeps parents awake at night fearful that life isn't going to work out the way they hoped. during the last several years, with the stagnant economy, too many mothers and fathers have had to come home and walk into the kitchen and tell their family they didn't have a job anymore. how is a family like that supposed to save for a rainy day when it just got tough to make it eve
africa -- more than africa or nigeria or russia will grow, you will be willing to take more risks there because you think the growth is there. to a certain extent, where you seek political upheaval, it scares away investment. the world is so competitive, if you do not focus on markets, if not ready to win in markets, you will lose. >> how much of this can be a parochial discussion? let us a ge is a u.s. company, but let us talk about the european or asian companies that may be interested in investing on this side of the world. what will the u.s. due to distinguish itself? >> investment certainty. we need some how not to have all of the focus on sequestration, debt limits. that is distracting to investors. the systems of competitiveness. education, regulation. tax reform. those things that say we want people to invest in the u.s. our f.d.i in the country has trailed a lot of other places in the world. some of it is education training. there are systems of competitiveness. we know what they are. it is trying to get more of a window on that. it also helps -- the president of the unit
, i call on china and russia to work instructively with other members of the security council to show the world that the world is united in opposing north korea's unacceptable behavior. i recently traveled to asia with chairman royce, and this is one of the key issues we discussed with senior chinese leaders. china must do more. they are the one that is can rein in north korea. they must do so. they must do so immediately. the north korean regime must understand that the development of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons will never make it as strong and prosperous nation. instead of wasting millions of dollars on these weapons of mass destruction, it should focus on feeding its own impoverished people. i have visited north korea, the capitol, pyongyang on two occasions and i can tell you the north korean regime would do better to help its own people, give them the things they deserve rather than spend its time and money on exploding nuclear devices in violation of what the international community believes. and the new, young dictator of north korea must understand that the united s
? is there a way that the regime can be displaced given russia's support military and otherwise? >> i will answer your first question and let the secretary answer questions two, three, and four. why should they come and meet? because countries have been helping them and because we are precisely meeting to determine how to help assad change the calculation on the ground. i have said that he needs to be able to change his calculation. president obama has been engaged in examining the way that we may be able to contribute to that. that is the purpose of this meeting in rome. i would urge syria opposition to join us as a matter of practicality and informing us. i would say to them ahead of time that in our discussions today, in washington, which prompted us to accept this meeting with a new secretary of state that a beginning moment of the second term, president obama has expressed concerns about it. this moment is right for us to be considering what we can do. we understand that the syrian people want to see results in this conference. i would say, so do we. the best way get those results is to join
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